Vazquez declares Mexican war on Figueroa

A bullish Damien Vazquez is promising a good, old-fashioned Mexican style war when he meets WBA Regular 122lbs champion Brandon Figueroa at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, on September 26.

‘Sugar’ Vazquez (15-1-1, 8 KOs) is prepared to make the most of a dream opportunity on the undercard of WBC 160lbs champ Jermall Charlo’s mandatory defence against Sergiy Derevyanchenko and WBC 154lbs title holder Jermell Charlo’s unification with WBA Super/IBF king Jeison Rosario.

He respects fellow 23-year-old Figueroa (20-0-1, 15 KOs), but is prepared to wrench the title from his grasp.

“Figueroa is a great fighter. I am not going to take nothing away from him,” said the Las Vegas-based Vazquez. “He is a world champion and a world champion for a reason. I am going to give him everything I got and take the fucking title from him.”

After suffering a controversial draw against Josue Morales in August 2019, Vazquez has tweaked his style so as not to leave his fate in the hands of the judges.

“Fuck it. I am just going to go toe-to-toe and fuck him up on the inside to be honest. I want to fight toe-to-toe and show him what a real Mexican looks like,” he said.

“I want to make it a Mexican war, a tough fight. Let’s make it phone booth fight so I can show him how a real Mexican fights. I guarantee we will steal the show.”

Vazquez is ready for war against Figueroa.

All images: Team Vazquez.